childhood obesity

How obesity and related conditions are skyrocketingObesity is rising in children and teens, according to a new report, but other health problems tied to obesity are increasing, too.
Does asthma contribute to childhood obesity? (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a recent study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine that looked at whether asthma in childhood contributed to the development of childhood obesity.
National snapshot of childhood obesityThe last year or so has given the nation mixed pictures on childhood obesity, with plenty of challenges ahead.
Does gender make a difference in sleep patterns?A study looks at whether women are at greater risk of sleep problems than their male counterparts. Also, are cesarean deliveries increasing the risk of childhood obesity? Plus: A study highlights the need for further research in postpartum psychosis.
Treating obesity at ground zeroI found myself in the trenches of the war on obesity in 2000 when I began working as a general pediatrician at a local community clinic in Southern California. I immediately became aware of the day-to-day barriers that my patients were facing and I began to take on the responsibility of making sure that the children I was seeing would not only survive, but also thrive.
Solid food introduction: Does age actually impact obesity risk?Feeding an infant solid foods early won’t make them any more likely to become obese, but there are still many reasons to consider later introduction to solid foods, according to a new report from the CDC.
Nutrition guidelines crack down on added sugarThe new federal nutrition guidelines are being applauded for putting a hard limit on the amount of added sugar Americans should consume, but there is criticism that other, earlier recommendations on meat consumption were dropped from the final guide.
Weight gain in childhood could worsen asthma in later yearsA new study finds that children with asthma that became obese by their 20s experienced increased airway obstruction—but without worsening symptoms.
OBESITY: Exploring adult treatmentsTo date, said Sarah C Armstrong, MD, FAAP, treatments for pediatric obesity have largely been limited to behavioral counseling and addressing comorbidities.
Fast food consumption rate shocks expertsA third of US children and teens eat fast food daily, and more than 12% consume nearly half of their daily calories from fast food, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).